Ask that question to students at a large university, and you'll probably get a "not very." Ask it again at Knox, and you'll likely hear, "I'd have a hard time deciding which professor." These close relationships between students and professors are just one of the reasons why Knox has been included in all three editions of Colleges That Change Lives by Loren Pope, the former education editor at the New York Times.
First released in 1996, with subsequent editions released in 2000 and 2006, Colleges That Change Lives has had a profound impact on Knox's admissions. The College regularly participates in the Colleges That Change Lives Tour, traveling across the country and around the world to meet with prospective students. And it's not unusual to see the latest edition of the book in the hands of parents and students touring campus.
"It has helped to raise Knox's visibility across a broad spectrum of people. It has put a stamp of approval on traditional liberal arts colleges," says Paul Steenis '85, vice president of admission and dean of enrollment.